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Jane Montgomery Griffiths


Jane Montgomery Griffiths is an actor, writer and academic. Currently Director of Monash University’s Centre for Theatre and Performance, Jane is an expert on Greek drama and theories of performance, and has taught at Cambridge, Leeds, Melbourne, and La Trobe universities.

She has acted with many theatre companies in the UK, including RSC, Theatr Clywd, Cambridge Theatre Company, and Chichester Festival Theatre. In Australia, she has performed with Bell Shakespeare Co (King Lear), Malthouse (Sappho…in 9 fragments, Wild Surmise), Fraught Outfit (Elektra), Red Stitch (Good People), for whom she also directed Wittenberg, and The Rabble for MTC’s Neon (Story of O) and Malthouse (Frankenstein).

As writer, Jane’s plays include Sappho…in 9 fragments (Currency Press; Malthouse; ABC RN; Greenwich Theatre, London), Sectioned (ABC RN), the libretto Razing Hypatia (Opera Nova; 3 Masks), and an adaptation of Dorothy Porter’s Wild Surmise (Malthouse, ABC Radio National).

TV includes: The Bill, Casualty, Red Dwarf, One Against the Wind and A Murder of Quality. Awards and nominations: Manchester Evening News Best Actress (Electra); RE Ross Script Development Award (An ox stand on my tongue); shortlisted for NSW and Victorian Premiers’ Literary Award, Best New Play (Sappho…in 9 fragments); nominated for Greenroom award for new writing (Wild Surmise).

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